vi cheat sheet?
August 1, 2007 8:44 AM   Subscribe

vi cheat sheet, A4/letter sized, very dense, plus the odd cartoon? Rings any bells?

I learnt C in the early 90s on a shared xenix system at a US/UK-based training company called Kalamazoo.

One of the training materials was a B+W nth-generation photocopy of a vi cheat sheet. Hand-written (maybe), lots of information packed on it, plus a few cartoons scattered around the edges.

I found this sheet incredibly useful, and would love to have a copy again.

Failing that, a pointers to one-page vi cheat sheets would be gratefully received.
posted by Leon to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

I found several results on the first page that would fit on a single sheet printed.

No cartoons though, lol. Good luck!
posted by criticman at 8:51 AM on August 1, 2007

vi coffee mug - never be without it again.
posted by unixrat at 8:54 AM on August 1, 2007

Here are two... (no cartoons, but still helpful):
posted by jknecht at 9:03 AM on August 1, 2007

This one is hand-written.
Still not cartoons though ;)
posted by rom1 at 9:05 AM on August 1, 2007

The cheat sheet on the O'Reilly book on vi is very useful :)

I'd post a link, but I just discovered my copy missing from my cubicle :(
posted by starscream at 9:42 AM on August 1, 2007

Here's one, and also here's a previous question that has some.

Sadly, no cartoons.
posted by djgh at 11:24 AM on August 1, 2007 thsi one? I know periodic table != cartoon, but... close?

I think you are thinking of the one that is a big V I with the commands forming the shapes of the letters?
posted by subaruwrx at 12:05 PM on August 1, 2007

The VI reference Tshirt. Conveniently printed upside down so you can see it right side up when you look down at your chest.

Don't open the terminal without it.
posted by Wild_Eep at 12:26 PM on August 1, 2007

Thanks, everyone - I knew it was a long shot and I had done the requisite googling, I promise.

I think the one I'm looking for was laid out in columns - three or four, maybe. But it was probably some internal document... I wouldn't be surprised if a copy no longer exists.

I think I may set out my own version - most (all?) of these are laid out "command -> description", but "description -> command" seems a lot more usable to me.

Best answers for jknecht (most useful), rom1 (closest to description) and Wild_Eep (least likely to wear).
posted by Leon at 2:59 PM on August 1, 2007

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